There is no one answer, but the main reason behind Starttaamo was a need to meet other entrepreneurs in a neutral and unofficial space. We wanted to have a place, which was controlled by the entrepreneurs. Several of us also moved next to the Starttaamo, so that we can be there everyday. It has been great so far.
We also wanted other like minded people to enjoy the space and the community so we created Starttaamo ry and rented the space from Nahkatehtaankatu 2 (Åström office building). This way anyone can join our community and help us to build the central hub of entrepreneurship in Nordic Scandinavia.
In coming fall we will organize several events at Starttaamo. Join our facebook page (fb.com/starttaamo) and read and comment our posts and help us to grow the community.
This is a community driven effort, so we will only do what is needed by entrepreneurs. We have no political or financial agendas, or a motivation to promote our own products. We just want to have fun and boost startup culture here in Oulu.